Tigers bounce back to defeat West Linn
The Tigard High School baseball team bounced back.
And the Tigers bounced back in a big way.
Tigard, after losing a 12-9 slugfest at home to Canby on Friday, came back strong to get a 7-4 win over league-leading West Linn in a Three Rivers League game played Tuesday at West Linn High School.
With the loss, West Linn moved to 10-3 in TRL play (13-7 overall), keeping the Lions in the top spot in the league standings. Tigard improved to 7-3 in TRL games (12-7 overall), putting the Tigers alone in second place in the league standings.
Senior C.J. Rivers had another big game for the Tigers in the victory. He picked up a complete-game pitching win, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits, while striking out six and walking two. Rivers also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a pair of runs scored.
Tigard senior Cameron Laroche went 2 for 4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Senior Fletcher Ahl had a hit, two walks, a sacrifice fly, a stolen base and three RBIs. Junior Ben Barbee singled and drove in a run. Senior Lance Kreisberg singled and scored a run. Senior Bobby Carter and junior Ethan Clark scored the other two Tigard runs.
In Friday's home game with Canby, sophomore Josh Schleichardt went 4 for 5 at the plate with a pair of runs scored.
Rivers went 3 for 4 in that game, with a run scored and two RBIs. Kreisberg went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ahl scored twice and drove in two runs. Clark had two hits, a run scored and an RBI.
Tigard will be home on Wednesday to face West Linn in game No. 2 in the series, set to start at 4:30 p.m. The series will finish Friday with a 5 p.m. game at West Linn. On Tuesday, the Tigers will host rival Tualatin at 4:30 p.m. in the first game of a three-game league series.